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New York Times, Thursday, November 12, 1959

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.47, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,772
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1. Custom. : HABIT
6. Defects. : FLAWS
11. Eagerness for. : DESIRE
12. Ranged in file. : ALIGNED
14. April 17, 1960. : EASTER
15. Indifferent. : LUKEWARM
17. Dry, as champagne. : BRUT
18. Did a farm chore. : MILKED
20. A cultivator. : HOE
21. Pulled apart. : TORE
22. College girl. : COED
23. Trophy cup: Span. : COPA
24. Like iron. : FERREOUS
27. Chemical element. : BORON
28. Won't. : SHANT
29. Foreign service officer. : CONSUL
30. Metal pins for kitchen use. : SKEWERS
33. Restless. : FIDGETY
34. Enter. : COMEIN
35. Change somewhat. : ALTER
36. Different in nature. : ALIEN
37. Act possum. : PLAYDEAD
40. Most recent. : LAST
41. Conversation. : TALK
42. Covered walk of Greek origin. : STOA
44. Being: Lat. : ENS
45. Diversifies. : VARIES
47. Ticket piece. : STUB
48. Easily persuaded. : SUASIBLE
50. Condiment much used in Italy. : TAMARA
52. Increased three times. : TRIPLED
53. Answers the purpose. : AVAILS
54. Affirmatives. : YESES
55. TV raconteur. : BENNY
1. Be informed. : HEAROF
2. Make certain. : ASSURE
3. Noel Coward musical. : BITTERSWEET
4. Wrath. : IRE
5. Name. : TERM
6. Harpoon barbs. : FLUKES
7. Regarded favorably. : LIKED
8. Mellowed. : AGED
9. Compass point. : WNW
10. Bony-plated fish. : SEAHORSE
11. Liability. : DEBT
12. With enthusiasm: Slang. : ALLOUT
13. Withdraw. : DROPOUT
16. Poorly. : MEANLY
19. Church images. : ICONS
23. House member. : CONGRESSMAN
25. German name of German river. : RHEIN
26. Acquire by labor. : EARN
27. Presaged. : BODED
29. Municipality. : CITY
30. Dieter's monitor. : SCALES
31. Source of soft drink ingredient. : KOLANUT
32. Secret agent. : EMISSARY
33. Loose chiplike piece. : FLAKE
35. Kindred. : ALLIED
37. Talks: Fr. : PARLES
38. Reach by effort. : ATTAIN
39. Sullenly. : DOURLY
41. Console ___. : TABLE
43. Down with: Fr. : ABAS
45. Celebrities: Slang. : VIPS
46. Pierce. : STAB
49. She: Ger. : SIE
51. Hail! : AVE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later.

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